Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wing Loong UAV / Pterodactyl UAV for MALE by AVIC

Shown at the 2012 Zhuhai Airshow, the Wing Loong or Pterodactyl Multipurpose Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research Institute, part of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), for Medium Altitude & Long Endurance (MALE).

The design includes a single turbo-prop propeller engine, dual vertical tails, mid-mounted wings with high aspect ratio and retractable tricycle landing gear. Aluminum is used in its design to facilitate easy repair.

It can be used for reconnaissance, surveillance and surface attack. Payload is modular depending on mission. It can be outfitted in strike mode with the TY-90 air-to-air missile and various precision guided munitions such as HJ-10, LS-6 and YZ-200.

Other UAVs shown were the WJ-600 and the CH-4.

Length: 9 m
Width: 14 m
Height: 2.7 m
Weight: 1100 kg
Payload: 200 kg
Speed: 280 km/hr
Ceiling: 5000 m
Endurance: 20 hrs




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